JetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2700 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted
Wed Mar 5 2008 22:00:20 UTC (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
Just a pure guess here Safs, but perhaps something occurred to the original wing tip on OJE. The wing tip off OEJ (whilst it was in maintenance?) was cannibalised to keep OJE flying, due to lack of spare wingtips. Once a new wing tip became available, it was then fitted onto OEJ to allow it to fly.
JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
ThreeFourThree From Australia, joined Nov 2007, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Thu Mar 6 2008 00:42:06 UTC (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2273 times:
Another guess here, maybe since they though Wunala Dreaming might have some problems, they thought they would get extra parts?
Quetzal From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Thu Mar 6 2008 01:38:16 UTC (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2176 times:
The original wingtip on OJE was struck by a budgie on take off and required replacement.
Then the dislexic QF engineers simply mixed up OJE/OEJ and put the wrong part on the wrong plane.... as you do.
It's really quite a simple explanation.
No matter how far you push the envelope, it will always remain Stationery.
Pictues From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Thu Mar 6 2008 02:48:23 UTC (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
A B747-400 can fly with out a winglet so it wasn't for airworthyness but i believe there is a range penalty so might be why they wanted to replace it faster.
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11095 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted
Thu Mar 6 2008 04:50:01 UTC (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1962 times:
Quoting Quetzal ( Reply 3): Then the dislexic QF engineers simply mixed up OJE/OEJ and put the wrong part on the wrong plane.... as you do.
Are these people directly taken over from the school for the blind?